The St. Paul Pioneers are pleased to add Eric Baumgartner and John Ostertag to our volunteer Board of Directors. Both will represent players' perspective on the board, as both are veterans of the Pioneers and of amateur football.
Baumgartner is starting his third season with the Pioneers. The tight end played in college for the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, where he graduated in 2012. He now serves at a volunteer coach for his alma mater. Professionally, Baumgartner works in accounting at Land O'Lakes. Outside of work and football, he tutors youngsters at Urban Ventures in Minneapolis.
Ostertag joined the Pioneers last season, after playing previously for the Minnesota Spartans and the Minnesota Dragons. A kicker and punter, Ostertag played college ball at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where in 2007 he was the most accurate field goal kicker in NCAA football.
Both men say they are excited to serve on the Pioneers board and hope to increase the team's presence and visibility in the community.